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December 17, 2004
States not willing to credit tribes for sharing (12/17)
Suzan Harjo: The 'good' Indians versus the 'hostiles' (12/17)
Tribal leaders air concerns in meeting with Thune (12/17)
Southern Cherokees issue car tags, game licenses (12/17)
Editorial: Court was right to exonerate Chief Leschi (12/17)
Campbell awarded $242K in raises to staffers (12/17)
Students compete in Lakota Invitational events (12/17)
Tribal member wounded in Iraq returns to Montana (12/17)
Crow tribal member sentenced for eagle's death (12/17)
Gila River Tribe to relocate famed Western town (12/17)
South Dakota tribe's university hopes to pay off debts (12/17)
Thune meeting with tribes opened to the public (12/17)
'Lost' Cherokee group wants federal recognition (12/17)
First Nation families still can't return home (12/17)
Another First Nation sues over inadequate housing (12/17)
Top official set to abandon work at Klallam village (12/17)
Canadian court upholds Native sentencing circle (12/17)
Utah archaeologists to study Indian remains (12/17)
Native actors share movie-making experiences (12/17)
Southern Ute Tribe elects two women to council (12/17)
Navajo Nation Council fails to vote on water deal (12/17)
Mendota Mdewakanton Tribe expands operation (12/17)
Kickapoo Tribe's money funneled to judge (12/17)

December 16, 2004
Tennessee burial ground slated for development (12/16)
Tribal refuge agreement hailed as positive step (12/16)
Chicago-area PTA accepts Ho-Chunk Nation donation (12/16)
Pombo took on controversial topics in 108th Congress (12/16)
Commentary: The Pala Band's Trail of Tears (12/16)
Publisher wants entire Thune meeting open to public (12/16)
Troubled Native housing corp given more time (12/16)
Editorial: Stop delaying Native voting rights case (12/16)
Peltier says sentence for 1975 murders illegal (12/16)
First Nation leaders vote against smoking ban (12/16)
First Nation wants dangerous gas well shut down (12/16)
Nevada tribe to open arsenic treatment plant (12/16)
Wisconsin board pulls back sale of land to tribe (12/16)
Washington officials won't oppose tribe on village (12/16)
Cayuga Nation leaders say land claim deal invalid (12/16)
Ney to meet with ethics panel over Abramoff ties (12/16)
Some Oneida members oppose land claim settlement (12/16)
BIA critic calls on Bush to fire Dave Anderson (12/16)
New Zealand to return lakes to Maori tribe (12/16)
Gila River Tribe expected to purchase cowboy town (12/16)
Wyoming governor hopes for fresh start with tribes (12/16)
Island's bison herd finally returns home to Plains (12/16)
Senate Republicans optimistic on ANWR drilling (12/16)

December 15, 2004
Congressman subject of inquiry for Abramoff ties (12/15)
Republican Thune to meet with tribal leaders (12/15)
Burns holds 'veto' over bison range agreement (12/15)
Winterization of Blackfeet homes to continue (12/15)
Editorial: House failed on Sand Creek Massacre site (12/15)
Former Navajo president opposes water deal (12/15)
Lakota Nation Invitational kicks off in South Dakota (12/15)
School board rejects Ho-Chunk Nation's donation (12/15)
Montana tribe to share management of bison range (12/15)
Government blamed for Native tuberculosis outbreak (12/15)
Tribe's sponsorship of university raises flags (12/15)
Campo Band signs contract for proposed landfill (12/15)
State board approves landfill opposed by Pala Band (12/15)
Study finds flaws in education of Native children (12/15)
United States, Britain holding up indigenous rights (12/15)
Inuits to file human rights claim against United States (12/15)
Study: Only one Native American on television (12/15)
Former Kickapoo chairman still in federal custody (12/15)
Decision could keep power plant open past 2005 (12/15)
Jodi Rave: What was 'Kokopelli' professor thinking? (12/15)
University of New Mexico to offer Native studies (12/15)
Denver Post: Campbell missed final vote of career (12/15)

December 14, 2004
Congress sees more changes under Republican control (12/14)
School hasn't taken action on prof who violated law (12/14)
U.S. Supreme Court decides cases without Rehnquist (12/14)
New York municipalities pony up for court brief (12/14)
Native students learn value of community service (12/14)
More and more tribes turning to charter schools (12/14)
Pueblo kids raise money for needy families (12/14)
Navajo Nation council to vote on water settlement (12/14)
Daughter's disappearance destroys Native family (12/14)
Manitoba launches First Nation midwife program (12/14)
Navajo race car driver upset over tribe's silence (12/14)
State to transfer hatchery to Yakama Nation (12/14)
Former Kickapoo business manager free on bond (12/14)
Bush picks Leavitt for Health and Human Services (12/14)
Meeting scheduled on future of Klallam tribal village (12/14)
Editorial: Work at Klallam tribal village should stop (12/14)
Morongo Band's donation pays for transfer of bison (12/14)
Western Shoshones oppose gold mine exploration (12/14)
Chickee huts still a Seminole tradition in Florida (12/14)
Seminole Tribe represented in international show (12/14)

December 13, 2004
President Bush shakes up Cabinet for second term (12/13)
Appeals court won't hold back Lamberth on trust reform (12/13)
Neal McCaleb passes message to college graduates (12/13)
Chippewa Cree Tribe holds special election (12/13)
Biologist seeks to clean up contaminated objects (12/13)
Bush administration appeals case tied to peyote (12/13)
Five charged in Kickapoo Tribe theft remain jailed (12/13)
Navajo Nation to consider aircraft parts plant (12/13)
Lakota and Austrian youth to take part in exchange (12/13)
South Dakota Indians seek action on voting rights (12/13)
Appeals court allows bias suit against Campbell (12/13)
Swimmer admits some Navajo appraisals too low (12/13)
Southern Ute Tribe fills one leadership position (12/13)
Washington tribe wants construction stopped (12/13)
Island bison herd donated to Rosebud Sioux Tribe (12/13)
First Nation seeks more control over resources (12/13)
Eastern tribes to conduct study of tribal college (12/13)
Oglala Sioux Tribe inaugurates Cecilia Fire Thunder (12/13)
Nisqually Chief Leschi cleared 150 years later (12/13)
Mark Trahant: Bush plan leaves no room for salmon (12/13)
Lobbyists say Abramoff probe has run its course (12/13)
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Winnebago Tribe fights back in court after 'attack on sovereignty'
Winnebago Tribe fights back in court after 'attack on sovereignty'
A raid on the Winnebago Tribe's tobacco operations has spawned a new lawsuit in federal court.

Native Sun News Today: Mining near sacred site has 'torn up' roadway
Native Sun News Today: Mining near sacred site has 'torn up' roadway
Gold prospectors are drilling on land adjacent to Pe’ Sla in the Black Hills, a sacred site held in trust for tribes.

Graham Lee Brewer: A bipartisan meltdown over the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Graham Lee Brewer: A bipartisan meltdown over the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
A bill exempting tribal nations from labor regulations failed in the Senate in a bipartisan meltdown.

Tribes prepare for takeover of troubled Indian Health Service hospital
Tribes prepare for takeover of troubled Indian Health Service hospital
Citing chronic underfunding and inaction at the federal level, tribes in the Great Plains are planning to take over a troubled Indian Health Service hospital.

Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker Roy Hawthorne at age of 92
Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker Roy Hawthorne at age of 92
'I always stress to people that we aren’t heroes,' said the late Roy Hawthorne, Sr. 'We were chosen to serve in the Marine Corps and bring liberty to the enemy.'

Bill to repeal old ban on distilleries in Indian Country gets first hearing
Bill to repeal old ban on distilleries in Indian Country gets first hearing
A bill that repeals a remnant of a more paternalistic era in federal Indian policy is getting its first airing on Capitol Hill.

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe weighs in on local election with three citizens on ballot
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe weighs in on local election with three citizens on ballot
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is getting out the Native vote ahead of an upcoming election in New York.

Chippewa Cree Tribe breaks ground on youth-driven skate park on reservation
Chippewa Cree Tribe breaks ground on youth-driven skate park on reservation
A skate park is coming to the Rocky Boy's Reservation thanks to action from Chippewa Cree youth and some high-profile support.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe weighs rights for off-reservation citizens
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe weighs rights for off-reservation citizens
An Oglala Sioux Tribe task force wants citizens who live within treaty boundaries included in elections.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: President Trump is tearing the Republican Party, and America, down
Editorial: President Trump is tearing the Republican Party, and America, down
What is normal and what is not in the Donald Trump era? Morality has been thrown out of the window.

Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu: I am Kanaka first. I am Native Hawaiian first.
Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu: I am Kanaka first. I am Native Hawaiian first.
Aloha allows us to always have a commonality, regardless of our politics or gender expression.

Top Trump officials skipped out on tribal consultation session amid big changes
Top Trump officials skipped out on tribal consultation session amid big changes
Tribes are being excluded as the Department of Health and Human Services refuses to take a stand on Medicaid and the first Americans.

Tribes welcome probe of Trump administration's handling of key agreements
The Trump administration is facing another internal investigation, this one over the handling of gaming agreements for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe.

Comanche Nation citizens warned of big hit from rival Chickasaw Nation casino
The Comanche Nation is expecting a 25 percent decline in revenues at one of its gaming facilities, and tribal citizens will feel the pain too.

Pamunkey Tribe connected to acquisition of land by gaming company
The recently recognized Pamunkey Tribe is moving full steam ahead with plans for a gaming facility in Virginia.

Man accused of killing indigenous healer dies in apparent lynching in Peru
Man accused of killing indigenous healer dies in apparent lynching in Peru
Olivia Arévalo, an 81-year-old indigenous leader, was killed in Peru and her community apparently took justice in its own hands.

Fired police officer won't go to trial for death of Native man until next year
The Native community is demanding justice for the death of Zachary Bearheels at the hands of police officers in Omaha, Nebraska.

Native Sun News Today: Spotted Eagle promises 'Faith, Hope and Leadership'
Native Sun News Today: Spotted Eagle promises 'Faith, Hope and Leadership'
A strong sense of place dictates Faith Spotted Eagle's priorities as she seeks public office in South Dakota.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: An Indian man walks into court and asks a judge to do the right thing
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: An Indian man walks into court and asks a judge to do the right thing
It was an astonishing day for Chase Iron Eyes as he went before a white-man judge in North Dakota.

YES! Magazine: Native language schools are taking back education for their people
YES! Magazine: Native language schools are taking back education for their people
The last fluent speakers of Wôpanâak passed away more than a century ago. A school is working to revive the language.

Jaclyn Lanae: Another Earth Day is upon us. Here's how you can get involved
Jaclyn Lanae: Another Earth Day is upon us. Here's how you can get involved
There are many reasons to gather together around a single idea, a particular cause but Earth Day is perhaps the single most important cause.

James Giago Davies: A dozen Lakota drivers race into action at the Speedway
James Giago Davies: A dozen Lakota drivers race into action at the Speedway
Folks in Lakota country would be surprised at the number of Native drivers that make up the grid at the Black Hills Speedway in South Dakota.

Mechoopda Tribe: 'Enough is enough' as appeals court rules in homelands case
The Mechoopda Tribe is still willing to sit down with local opponents to discuss plans for a long-delayed casino in northern California.

Only caribou herd in lower 48 United States declared 'functionally extinct'
The only caribou herd in the lower 48 United States has been declared 'functionally extinct' because it is down to just three animals.

Tribes kept in the dark as Trump administration rolls on with reorganization
Despite claims by the Trump administration that it won't move forward with a reorganization without Indian Country's input, tribes continue to be excluded.

Cronkite News: Former sheriff pardoned by Trump seeks to clear conviction
A controversial former sheriff who targeted Native people and other minorities is trying to clear his record.

Victor Swallow: We are a broken and scattered people. How do we rebuild?
We are a broken people and most of us wouldn't know how to survive without the help of the government that destroyed our ancestors' way of life.

Native Sun News Today: Native youth take a stand against methamphetamine
A methamphetamine awareness walk will bring together service providers, recovering addicts, law enforcement, city leaders and youth in South Dakota.

Pine Ridge family still grieving after crash claims lives of mother and 14-year-old son
On February 23, Lynell Morrison-Cash and her son Waylon, 14, died when their car was struck head-on in Nebraska.

Tribal lobbyist running on pro-Trump agenda for seat in North Carolina
A well-known tribal lobbyist is seeking the Republican nomination for a U.S. Congressional seat in North Carolina.

South Dakota now offering specialty license plates for all nine Sioux tribes
The state of South Dakota is now offering specialty license plates for all nine tribes based within its borders.

Angelo Baca: Bears Ears faces serious threat under the Trump administration
Bears Ears is at the center of a critical discussion around Indigenous rights and protection of sacred sites and traditional uses in the United States.

Cronkite News: Supreme Court strikes down law linked to violent crime
The Supreme Court ruled that a federal law allowing deportation of immigrants who commit 'crimes of violence' was unconstitutionally vague, a decision hailed by Arizona immigration lawyers as promising.

Tribal self-governance celebrates 30th anniversary with some 'PROGRESS'
The tribal self-governance program, a key development in the self-determination era, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with some achievements.

Tribes secure hearing on homelands legislation amid drama on Capitol Hill
When it comes to tribal homelands, the Senate has some catching up to do with the House.

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